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Where is it?

Is this a bottling plant in Edinburgh?

Please keep scrolling down this page to find the answer to this question.

1930s or 1940s?

Where was this photo taken?  -  Answer:  Outside the Post Office at Murray Place, Stirling

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

 

Where is it?

Thank you to Winnie Lisowski for sending this photo to me.

Winnie wrote:

Portobello 1947?

"I'm not sure where about in Edinburgh this photo was taken.  We think think it may be Portobello in 1947.  My husband is the child in this photo.  He was born there in 1945.

Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland:  February 6, 2012

Where is it?

This looks like a busy scene, but where is it?  The three company names on the buildings in the background may help to identify this location. They are:

-  John Skinner

-  Watsons

-  John Adam & Sons (?) - with a restaurant beneath.

There also appears to be a post office in the foreground on the tight.

I've looked in old editions of the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories and found companies with these names, but not all at the same location.  Here's what I found:

Business

Directory

1940-41

Directory

1950-51

John
Skinner

John Skinner & Co  Drapers & Clothiers

13c Dundas Street

 

J Skinner & Co  Printers

27-33 Thistle Street

J Skinner & Co  Printers

27-33 Thistle Street

John Skinner  (WS & Son, Mason)

9 Caiystane Crescent, Fairmilehead

John Skinner  (WS & Son, Mason)

9 Caiystane Crescent, Fairmilehead

Watsons

Watson's Typewriters Ltd

18a+18b George Street

Watson's Typewriters Ltd

18a+18b George Street

John Adam
 & Sons

John Adam & Son  Fat Melters & Refiners

78 Salamander Street

[page missing from directory]

I don't recognise the location.  Perhaps the photo was not taken in Edinburgh.  If you can suggest where this photo might have been taken, please email me.   

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: February 11, 2012

 

Reply

1.

Harry Gilbert

Edinburgh

Thank you to Harry who wrote:

Stirling

"Could this picture have been taken in Stirling?"

Harry Gilbert, Edinburgh:  February 11, 2012

Stirling?

Hi Harry:  Yes, the family may well have been visiting Stirling. It certainly looks like a fairly busy location somewhere, and I don't recognise the scene as being  Edinburgh.  Perhaps others with a better knowledge of Stirling will comment.

Harry Gilbert, Edinburgh:  February 11, 2012

 

Reply

2.

Harry Gilbert

Edinburgh

I asked Harry if he could tell me a little more about why he believed that this photo had been taken in Stirling.

He replied:

Stirling

"The scene seemed vaguely familiar to me.

I've now looked on Google Maps at Maxwell Place, Stirling.  The left hand side going downhill seems to match the architecture in
the photo.  The restaurant seems to be O'Neill's, nowadays."

Harry Gilbert, Edinburgh:  February 11, 2012

 

Reply

3.

Winnie Lisowski

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Winnie Lisowski, who provided the photo at the top of this page, wrote:

Stirling

"It's fantastic getting such a quick reply.  Yes, Stirling is definitely possible as my husband's mother came from Sauchie which isn't far from Stirling.

Thank you, Harry for providing this information.  The mystery is solved at last."

Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland:  February 11, 2012

 

Reply

4.

Sheila Dickson

Thank you to Sheila Dickson for writing to confirm that the photo at the top of this page was taken in Stirling, and for also providing a Google Streetview image of the same location below. 

Please see below.  I've reproduced the Google Streetview image in colour, and have also converted it to sepia to match the early photo.

Sheila wrote:

Murray Place

Stirling

"This photo of the 2 ladies holding the little boy's hand would have been taken just outside the Post Office at Murray Place, Stirling.

Check out the windows in the background against those on the Google Earth photos below.  The road in the background is Maxwell Place.

Sheila Dickson:  October 20, 2012

NOTE

I usually restrict the EdinPhoto web site to matters relating to Edinburgh. However, this photo was added to the site in the belief that it might have been taken in Edinburgh, so I've left it on the site, even though it turns out to be Stirling.            -  Peter Stubbs\:  Oct 20, 2012

Photo 1

1930s-40s?

Where was this photo taken?  -  Answer:  Outside the Post Office at Murray Place, Stirling

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Photo 2

Sepia

2012

Where was this photo taken?  -  Answer:  Outside the Post Office at Murray Place, Stirling

   Google,  This page has been taken from the Google Earth web site with acknowledgement to Sheila Dickson

Photo 3

Colour

2012

Where was this photo taken?  -  Answer:  Outside the Post Office at Murray Place, Stirling

   Google,  This page has been taken from the Google Earth web site with acknowledgement to Sheila Dickson

 

Reply

5.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who added.

Around 1940

"The fashions in this photo would have been 1940ish"

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  October 21, 2012

 

Reply

6.

Don Laurence

Tillicoutry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Thank you to Don Laurence for also for replying, also identifying the location of this photo as Stirling.

Don wrote:

Stirling

     Where was this photo taken

"This looks very like corner of Maxwell Place and Barnton Street in Stirling. The Post Office was there and there is a sign for the Post Office in the photo."

Don Laurence, Clackmannanshire, Scotland:  June 11, 2014 (2 emails++)

++  In his second email, Don mentioned that he had just scrolled down this page,
 and had discovered that others had reached the same conclusion as he had!

 

Reply

7.

Winnie Lisowski

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Winnie Lisowski , who sent the picture at the top of this page, has now written again thanking contributors for their messages above.

Winnie wrote:

Stirling

     Where was this photo taken

1947

"Allan Dodds'  is spot on, in his Reply 5 above, in saying that the fashions in this photo are 1940s. The photo was taken in 1947.

My husband was born 1945 and looks approx 18months to 2 years old in this photo.  He stayed in Sauchie in Alloa at that time."

Thank You

"We appreciate all the help we got in tracking where this photo was taken, as it was always a mystery to us. Thats what great about this website.  Everyone is so helpful."

Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

 

Where is it?

Around Edinburgh

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks